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Rosa Pryor-Trusty | 7/28/2017, 6 a.m.
Hi there! How are you all doing?
The 24th Annual Hamilton Street Festival takes place on Saturday, July 29, 2017 from noon to 6 p.m. between the 5500 block of Harford Road and 2900 block of Hamilton Avenue. There will be arts & crafts, food vendors, two stages, 12 bands with live entertainment and DJ stage! Courtesy Photo

Hi there! How are you all doing? Hope you are enjoying this season of outdoor fun and living. There is so much going on right in your neighborhood— and it’s free! I checked out a few things for you and I discovered no matter what part of the city or county you live in there are free festivals, carnivals, flea markets, concerts and farmer’s markets, and shows with live bands, DJ’s, vendors of arts & crafts, food, jewelry, clothes, fruit, vegetables, flowers and plants, and just about anything you could possibly want or need.

The Mayo Family Bluegrass Band will perform at the Druid Hill Park Farmer’s Market at 3100 Swann Drive in Druid Hill Park on Wednesday, August 2, 2017. The Farmer’s Market begins at 3 p.m. and is open until 7 p.m.

The Mayo Family Bluegrass Band will perform at the Druid Hill Park Farmer’s Market at 3100 Swann Drive in Druid Hill Park on Wednesday, August 2, 2017. The Farmer’s Market begins at 3 p.m. and is open until 7 p.m.

There are a couple of events that you will have to get a ticket to participate such as the “Roast & Birthday Celebration for Larry Lancaster” with Roast masters featuring renowned comedians: Ms. Maybelle; Howard G, Rickey Shackleford; Henry Jonez, Stilletto, Big Shorty, Sonny Fuller and Ray Diva. Special performance by Panama Band at the Forum Caterers, 4210 Primrose Avenue, Sunday, July 30, 2017 at 4 p.m. For tickets, call 410-808-5801 or 443-226-9157.

Go out and enjoy the free monthly concerts located in Union Square Park. Take your blankets and chairs and enjoy free live music on Sunday, July 30, 2017 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Liberty Live Family Outdoor Concert and vendor shopping hosted by Liberty Road Business Association, last concert is Friday, July 28 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.— rain or shine! Free to the public! Bring your folding chairs with you.

The Otherworld Jazz Group will perform at West Square, Mount Vernon Place, 699 Washington Place from 7-8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 2, 2017.

The Otherworld Jazz Group will perform at West Square, Mount Vernon Place, 699 Washington Place from 7-8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 2, 2017.

Live music is back on the “Avenue” every Thursday from 7-10 p.m. “Jam & Juice” at the Arch Social Club, 2426 Pennsylvania Avenue, the historical private club that is absolutely beautiful inside. Join the “New World Out Reach Jazz Orchestra” for a “Happy Hour & Jam Session,” musicians are welcome! Bring your sax!

My dear friend James Hamlin and his family welcome you to their well-known, popular “The Avenue Bakery” on Pennsylvania Avenue and Baker Street. The Royal Theater & Community Heritage Corporation, of which James Hamlin is the founder of presents a “Courtyard Music Series” giving you a taste of jazz with live entertainment the first Saturday of every month through September right in the court yard of the Avenue Bakery and it is free. Food, wine, beverages, etc are on sale. Any donation you give will help rebuild the Royal Theatre. Don’t forget to take your folding chairs and enjoy, it is free.

Terry “Big T” Williams & Vann Durham, Blues guitarist and vocalist will perform on Sunday, July 30, 2017 at the Union Square Festival at Union Square Park located at 31 S. Gilmore Street from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Bring your blankets and folding chairs and enjoy live music, neighbors and popcorn.

Terry “Big T” Williams & Vann Durham, Blues guitarist and vocalist will perform on Sunday, July 30, 2017 at the Union Square Festival at Union Square Park located at 31 S. Gilmore Street from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Bring your blankets and folding chairs and enjoy live music, neighbors and popcorn.

Check out the “Eight Annual Jazz/R&B Show Under the Stars Extravaganza” (an adult-only event & Cure for Cancer Fundraiser) hosted by Rosalyn Gaines on Saturday, August 5, 2017 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at The Lorraine Garden, 1021 Hartmont Road Catonsville, Maryland. Bring your own lawn chairs, tented seating to protect you from the sun and rain. There will be live entertainment, great DJs’, vendors with jewelry, clothing, crafts and artwork. For more information, call 443-413-1470.

Well, my dear friends, there is more, but I am out of space. This should be enough to keep you busy. Remember, if you need me, call me at 410-833-9474 or email me at rosapryor@aol.com. UNTIL THE NEXT TIME, I’M MUSICALLY YOURS.